Ruger LCP or S&W Bodyguard .380

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  1. hsprincipal

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    I would like to add one of these, but is $100 difference in price is the S&W really worth it?
     
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    Lcp has better trigger, bodyguard has better sights. The laser activation on the bodyguard isnt condusive to being activated quikly. I have the lcp but both are overall quality guns.
     

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    Personally, my complaint with the Bodyguard is not that the Laser is difficult to activate....

    It is that the pistol has one on it at all.

    I truely dislike these devices,

    That said, I bought the Bodyguard due to the superior sights.

    The LCP sights were nearly non-existent.

    Truthfully, I don't think that there is a"bad choice" to be made between the two.
     
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    I have not shot the BG .380, but I have handled one and really did not care for it. I agree with the above posts, I do not like lasers.

    I love my LCP. It serves as my BUG and as my carry anywhere/anytime gun. Loaded with Hornady Critical Defense.

    To answer your question, Only you can decide if the $100 is worth it.
     
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    I rented and shot the DB 380, LCP and BG - I got the BG. I don't think the laser is a factor in the decision making process.
     
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    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    lcp is too small, cant get a grip on the thing, the bg is just big enough. I carry mine all the time.
     
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    Big fan of my LCP. I held the BG but couldn't justify the added expensive for a gun this compact. It's perfect for a grab and go pocket buddy.


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    Get a sig 238 and don't look back.
     
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    Body Guard has an awful trigger and the laser is a gimmicky trick to sell guns. As far as the sights go, as previously stated the BG has better sights than the lcp. I carry my lcp everywhere and I am 100% sure I made the right choice to buy the lcp and not the body guard. Again both are probably good guns and it will come down to personal preference.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback...
     
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    The Bodyguard is a better gun all the way around. I've shot both, the Bodyguard is more accurate, more controllable and has better ergos. I had a Bodyguard for a while and liked it. I let my Dad shoot it once, and never got it back. He'd been carrying a LCP for a while and immediately wanted the Bodyguard after shooting it.
     
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    I have both and they are equally dependable. The Bodyguard is more accurate. Not that it matters in a hurried situtation. The trigger on the BG got better after break in, the LCP , not so much. The BG has less felt recoil. If you own an early BG there is a fix for the stiff laser switch on Youtube. The latter BGs were corrected in production. My favorite is the BG.
     
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    I would pay $100 for S&W over Ruger any time.
     
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    Ruger p89 was my first pistol and I have always liked ruger but I chose a BG 380 over the ruger lcp... I liked the way it fit my hand better and it has better sights.
     
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    My vote is with the Bodyguard 380. I compared both when the BG first came out and I went with the BG. I really like the sights on it. I have out about 1K rounds through it and it hasn't given me a reason to hate it yet.
     
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    A dab of nail polish on the front sight helps with sight acquisition. It isn't that you are taking your time to line up the shot. It is that the BG sights are black on black. Mentally, you don't have that fraction of a second looking for the sight when it is white.
     
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    The BG kicks less, is way easier to grip, has bigger (real) sights, a laser, last round hold open. Double strike capability (even if you dont find that a tactical advantage it makes dry fire easier.)
     
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    Two absolutely excellent pocket pistols. You cannot go wrong with either choice. I own and LCP and have put a lot of rounds through my uncles BG, and I love them both. On paper in a perfect world I should like the BG more, but I just don't. I like the LCP just a little bit better.
     
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    I like my BG .380. :)